OUR TEAM

PHILLIP HAYNES

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Phillip Haynes holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Development from Howard University, a master’s degree in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy from Harvard University, and a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Georgia. Phillip is the founding member and Executive Director of Crimson Foundation. In this capacity, Phillip provides direction and leadership on educational services for children. Phillip is a native of Los Angeles, California, but lived in Australia, Canada and Ireland before settling in Atlanta.

BOARD MEMBERS

MIA MAGINN

BOARD MEMBERS

Mia Maginn is a student at Buckingham Browne and Nichols School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has a passion for human rights, community service, and learning about other cultures. She first learned about Crimson Academy in 2012 through fellow board member, Berhane Zerom. She first traveled to Rwanda in 2016 through the GIVE program and returned in 2017. She plans to continue her partnership with Crimson Academy and return again to Rwanda in 2018.

BERHANE ZEROM

BOARD MEMBERS

Berhane Zerom is a middle school mathematics teacher at Buckingham Browne & Nichols School located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He received his bachelors degree from the University of Asmara and his masters degree from Harvard University.

MARY DINH

BOARD MEMBERS

Mary Dinh is a specialized consultant focusing on public sector interests. She has personal interest in ameliorating poverty and the education of children in third world countries. She received her bachelors degree from the University of Southern California and her masters degree from Harvard University. In her spare time, Mary is committed to organizing fund-raising events to raise proceeds in the interest of educating children touched by the Crimson Foundation.

DR. TAMMY MANN

BOARD MEMBERS

Dr. Mann currently serves as Executive Director of the Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute at the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). As Executive Director, she is responsible for leading the Institutes’ efforts to conduct and disseminate research that informs policymakers and practitioners on how to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for African Americans and other underrepresented minorities across the P-16 pipeline. As a psychologist, Dr. Mann has worked, for nearly 20 years, across research, practice and policy settings exploring how comprehensive interventions can address the needs of at-risk children and, thus brings a natural developmental perspective to her work at UNCF.

MARGIE GILL

BOARD MEMBERS

Margie received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Georgia Gwinnett College and her master’s degree in clinical counseling psychology from Brenau University. Additionally, Margie has provided counseling services to children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. Margie is the founder and President of Project L.I.F.E. for Youth, Inc. and Alternative Life, Inc. Two nonprofit organizations that provide life-skill training and residential services, respectively, to underserved children. Margie is also an adjunct professor of psychology at Brenau University. She has completed research projects focusing on topics that range from self-identity, family structure, African American males, juvenile delinquency, and gang affiliation.

SAMANTHA BURKE

BOARD MEMBERS

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VOLUNTEERS

HEATHER TRUTH LEWIS

STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

LAUREN HUTCHINSON

MARKETING & RECRUITMENT

RWANDA STAFF

PETER NGENDAHIMANA

TEACHER FLOATER

RONALD WAAKO

TEACHER

Waako RONALD was born on 8th, February 1995 in Magamaga town council, Mayuge District in Uganda. I started my journey of education in one of the nursery schools in Magamaga for only two years, but later, I joined one of the local government aided schools for seven years in Buyende District. In 2010 I joined o level at MT . ST . JOHN’S COLLEGE Kagoma in Jinja district where I sat for Uganda national examination board ( UNEB) in 2014. In February 2015, I earned an Uganda certificate of education in teaching profession from JINJA primary teachers college Wanyange under KYAMBOGO University from 2015 to 2016. I am currently a teacher at Crimson Academy in Rwanda. I do recognize any kind of learner ie: both introvert and extrovert apart from those who have different learning individual differences.

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